A Registrar of the Accra High Court, Ekow Dzimm Mensah-Attah has denied certification of a document before the Court (Land Division) in a land tussle between McDan vs Yehans international.
The Registrar, a Staff of the Judicial Service, who is currently on secondment to the Electronic Communications Tribunal was said to have signed a document which was being used by the plaintiff (McDan) in the ongoing hearing.
However, appearing in court on Monday, March 27, to give evidence for the defendant after he was subpoenaed by the court, Mr Atta Mensah denied ever signing the document he was alleged to have signed.
Shown a document while being led by counsel for the defendant to give his evidence to the court, the Registrar identified the document.
Asked to tell the court if the signature authenticating the document was his, the Registrar said “it is not my signature.”
A parcel of land at Manet belonging to Yehans International was said to have been sold to the MCDAN group in 2015. But its ownership was later reversed and Yehans International was declared the rightful owner.
The Registrar also told the court that at the time the documents were signed somewhere in 2017, he was still one of the Registrars supervising Human Rights court, divorce and family trials but never signed that document.
The witness after his evidence was asked to sign three of his signatures by counsel for the plaintiffs during cross-contamination.
He was subsequently discharged by the court presided over by Justice Alex Owusu-Ofori.
The case has been adjourned to May 2, 2023, to allow the surveyors to present their report.
The Supreme Court on October 24, 2018, ruled that the plaintiff (Yehans International Ltd) is declared the Legal and beneficial leaseholder of property No.5, section 102, light industrial area Nungua, Accra.
The court then issued a perpetual injunction against the defendants and ordered them not to interfere with the case because the said Yehans international limited is the rightful owner and has possession of the said immovable property.